San Francisco Issues First Social Equity Cannabis Permits

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The San Francisco Office of Cannabis awarded its first social equity cannabis licenses to two dispensaries Dec. 17.

The much-anticipated permits were issued to Eureka Sky and Berner’s on Haight, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

San Francisco’s equity program prioritizes cannabis license applicants who have been impacted by the War on Drugs, and it has taken nearly two years for final permits to be issued. The Office of Cannabis has six staff members who are working to process more than 200 equity applications, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“San Francisco is positioned to house a safe, and world class cannabis industry,” Office of Cannabis Director Marisa Rodriguez told the news outlet.

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